When you think of Independence Day, fireworks and barbecues immediately come to mind. However, there is plenty of time to catch up on movies and TV shows during the 4th of July weekend. Whether you’re hosting a streaming marathon or going to the movies, there’s no shortage of content to choose from. And here are our recommendations on what to check out this July 4th.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Vol. 2-Netflix
stranger things Season 4 Vol. 2 debuted just in time for the 4th of July weekend – and the new episodes of the TV series are very long, making the second half of the season feel more like a movie. That means fans of the show can call their friends, grab some popcorn, and settle in for a marathon. They will have hours of content to look forward to. And the stakes are high in the later installments.
In general, stranger things Season 4 heightened the suspense, leaving Hawkins’ very fate in question. Whether you’re starting Season 4 from the beginning or picking up Volume 2 after a brief hiatus, the new episodes are sure to keep you hooked.
The ‘Thor’ movies – Disney+
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Captain America is the natural hangout for Marvel fans on the 4th of July weekend – but this year, watching the Thor movies may be more appropriate.
Thor: Love and Thunder comes out next week, so there’s no better time for a new watch. And if you’re looking for comedic and entertaining content for the whole family, you can’t do much better than the Thor series.
The three films — Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok — are currently streaming on Disney+. So, if you are subscribed to the platform, a marathon may be planned this weekend. By the time you’re done, you might find yourself echoing Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder and saying, “I’ll get another one!”
‘The Boys’ Season 3 – Prime Video
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The boys certainly doesn’t fit the bill for family content. However, The boys The Season 3 finale will be released on Prime Video next week. Those who fell behind on the TV show can take advantage of this 4th of July weekend to catch up. And even if you’ve already seen the most recent chapters, it’s definitely worth watching Homelander (Antony Starr) and Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) go head-to-head once again.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ – Exclusive to theaters
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Top Gun: Maverick came out in May, but the world is still talking about it more than a month later. The highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 film has sparked feelings of nostalgia among moviegoers. It soared to the top of the box office upon its debut, and it landed a near-perfect viewership score on Rotten Tomatoes.
If you’re looking to catch a movie this 4th of July weekend instead of a TV show, it might be worth taking a trip to see. Top GunL Maverick. It has everything you could ask for in a vacation getaway: action, suspense and plenty of Tom Cruise.
‘Lightyear’ – Exclusive to theaters
Déjà vu Top Gun: Maverick but looking for a whiff of nostalgia this weekend? There are plenty of movies and TV shows that can fill that need this 4th of July, and Pixar Light year is one of them. An animated adventure following the man who inspired toy storyit’s buzz, Light year will appeal to young and old alike. As such, it’s the perfect film to see on a family trip to the cinema.
Light year turns out to be a moving and entertaining film worthy of Pixar’s library. Of course this is not the original toy story — but who said you can’t power up this series this Independence Day, either?
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